WEBINARS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR OE6
Open enrollment is less than two months away & the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has announced its fall “Beyond the Basics” webinar series to help you get ready. The topics, dates and times of the webinars can be found in our news item.
CBPP also wrote a recent blog post on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which found that HHS did not properly manage open enrollment for the 2018 plan year.
The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new analysis found that that examines how many adults would be denied individual insurance coverage based on pre-ACA guidelines or under short-term plans based on recent legal and policy developments from the Trump administration. To learn more about this report and for links to the interactive map examining many metropolitan areas, see our recent blog post.
Last month, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) held its annual conference and had a panel of state policy makers provided updates for what some states are doing to stabilize the marketplace in their state. NASHP has summarized these findings in a post in their policy blog. States covered in the blog are: Colorado, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Pennsylvania and Washington.
The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is looking for volunteers for their “Disability Stories Project.” Specifically, they are looking for individuals with disabilities who would be willing to share how the need for health insurance affects choices about participating in disability programs or working. They are also inviting anyone to join between the ages of 18-64 who has a story to tell about how issues in health policy have affected them. To learn more about this project, check out the Disability Stories Project page on the CHRIL website.
To learn more about the research that the CHRIL is doing, check out our blog post where we reported on the recent article from the CHRIL which showed that employment rates for people with disabilities in states where Medicaid had been expanded was higher.
CBPP also published a recent blog post on the effects that Medicaid expansion has had in Ohio on health and employment.
If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out our social media toolkit for Medicaid. The toolkit provides sample social media posts as well as graphics and relevant hashtags which can be combined to promote the importance of the Medicaid program and how important it is for people with disabilities. The toolkit also provides lists of social media accounts to follow, digital materials, our news stories on Medicaid work requirements and Medicaid statistics. The toolkit is available on the NDNRC website where it can be downloaded as a zip drive.
Last Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report from June 2018. This report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.” Prior Medicaid enrollment reports from CMS, are archived on our website.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) which work to increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA marketplace. You can find a COC, on the COC page of our website.
Archives of our weekly updates are available on the NDNRC website.